About...Knowledge of London.
Knowledge of London was first launched on Saint George's day (Patron Saint of England) on the 23rd of April 2004, which also happens to be Shakespeare's accepted birthday. From its conception our website focused on the many secrets and charms of hidden London. Hitherto undiscovered gems not readily available from most guide books and yet enjoyed by the handful of connoisseurs, encouraged through the Knowledge of London website, to peer beyond the great tourist hangouts into the many secret places which are waiting for you to discover.
Our visitor numbers are telling us that through our determination to keep away from the tourist hotspots and not selling out to the masses, we have gained a niche in the market through hard work and dedication.
Of course this could not have been achieved without a love of the real London, keeping away from the well known palaces, concentrating on the humble Georgian alleyways, the intimate pubs, little street markets, squares with great trees and noble houses.
Like London, this website will never be fully completed. With the passing of each day we will search out for more unknown classics to whet your appetite, with just enough to tempt you back again for more in the future.
I am extremely proud to have been born a Londoner with cherished memories of the post war years in London.
During 2013 we are planning dozens of new pages along with updated texts for many of our existing pages. Make sure to add us to your favorites to keep updated.
This website is provided totally free of charge, so if any advertised products such as tickets are required by you, please buy them through our website to help us with our costs.
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Things you are saying About Us...
I think your website is a
stunning achievement and I enjoyed every minute I spent looking at it.
I stumbled upon it whilst looking for information about the little
boy sitting on the pannier on a plaque up near St Paulís, and I learned
So much. I ended up reading the whole thing, and finding all sorts
of historic sites I hadnít even been aware of. Iím a
big fan of Peter Ackroydís books about London, and even so I
learned an awful lot from your site that he hadnít made me aware
As a retired London Police Officer I found your site
the most interesting that I have ever come across and have passed it
on to my
I have just read with great interest the information about the rooftop
statues in London, and enjoyed the accompanying photographs.
Thanks for the trip today. Looked at your site and was genuinely
impressed with the design and layout. I found it very informative and
easy to use which is a blessing as many sites are too complicated.
interested in the history of London. Because I did not know about
London Stone, London Wall, Queen Boudicia. When I went to the school in Japan, I had
studied that kind of information about London.
Hi there, I like your website. I like that it doesn't just do St Paul's
Cathedral, Palace of Westminster, the Abbey, etc, and it pays attention to
details that would otherwise be missed. The rooftop statues article is
A 'must look at' site for anyone planning a trip to London.
'what a great site this is'. I am a London taxi driver with a keen interest in London's history. This site, is really interesting. Well done
Those are pretty interesting. Little things you don't know. So much hidden history that hasn't really received it's rightful place. Thankful to people that do this research so we can know these things.
As a Yorkshire lass with a penchant for going off the beaten track in London, I have really enjoyed looking at your site.
Please, please keep updating it!
Great site for locating those "quirks" of London
In fact, this is a very good site to browse, as it is packed with information on London.
Great little collection of interesting London landmarks and features.
Although these type places would not be on a regular tour of London, they are exactly the kinds of places and things that would interest me if I ever had the good fortune to visit this wonderful old city!
for virtual travel--and web-sites like yours.
Very interesting info on London. This site really peaked my curiosity
I just wanted to say thanks for creating such an interesting sight. I have recently taken to walking to work and I always think you miss so much when you don't look up. I have seen some great statues and oddities on many buildings and your website gave me a bit of interesting information about what I'd seen.
London, not just the usual tourist haunts. Postman's Park; Cloth Fair & More. Enjoy.
Historical remains from bygone ages tucked away and overlooked even by London residents. Nice bits of history associated with each item. This is a very good site to browse, as it is packed with information on London.
Shows that London is much more than the usual tourist sites. Just get off the tube or bus and walk in any direction and you'll be surprised what you will find. Following the river, canals or your nose from one park to another are great adventures.
Believe me, if you're like me, you will really lose track of time here.
Contains lots of unusual information that not even some Londoners would know.
There are some really interesting things in there. I have kept the site in my favourites so I can look them up one at a time.
I like the look of this site, don't live near London, but visit for work from time to time; I can see this being a useful thing to look at before I go next time.
Thanks again for everything especially your very interesting & informative
You're a star,..pity there aren't more people like you about.
Just wanted to say thank you for your amazing site. As a teacher and historian and former resident of London who thought I knew it all, I have learned so much!!! I am looking forward to one day returning to London, to explore all the lovely places Ive read about on your site and haven't seen anywhere else!!!
Thank you on such a wonderfully designed website. I spent hours on here reading all about the things I never knew about london and shall be spending a while in london myself now looking for all the things I have just read about. Well done on such a great site and I shall be sending the link to many people.
I would just like to compliment you on your site. I was born in 1948 in Sheperdess Place (by the Eagle pub, City Road) and during all my early teen years I used to get a 'Red Rover' and travel around London by bus and on foot and see things by following my nose. your site reminds me very much of those days......Keep up the good work so our friends from around the world can see the 'real' London and not just the obvious sites.
Do your research ahead of time. This is probably obvious, but for goodness sake know what you really, really want to see and what would be a nice-if-I-have-the-time extra. One site I enjoyed using to plan my trip is the Knowledge of London. Britain Express Heritage travel article
Thank you for your fascinating site. Got into by accident, What luck!! What a host of information. London is a wonderful city and I am so proud to get one of her citizens. I will open my eyes and look around more now.
I was just doing some research on Jacob Epstein and found your website with pictures of his vandalised sculptures on Zimbabwe House. I just want to take my hat off to you - your website is really well put together and informative. I've found it very difficult to return to my work, as there's just so much to read here!
Thanks for all your effort in putting this together
Just found your website - dazzling collection of photos of old London pubs and fascinating descriptions. Congrats!
Just to say thank you very much for such an interesting and entertaining site!!
Knowledge of London, you have made a superb contribution to the web, thanks.
Just a short note to say thanks for all your hard work in getting this interesting info and photos together, really great and very informative.
This site is a goldmine for such things, get ready to waste a LOT of time...
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